One of the prize free agents from the fallout of the International Fight League's disbandment is free no more, as lightweight stand out Chris Horodecki has signed a three-fight deal with upstart promotion Affliction, as announced on Wednesday during a Las Vegas press conference held by the promotion.
Horodecki was one of many fighters left without a home as the IFL shuts its doors, but the young Canadian fighter caught on with the new organization and will debut on Oct. 11 in Las Vegas, as confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by company vice president Tom Atencio.
"We signed Chris Horodecki, which I'm really excited about," said Atencio. "Everything is falling into place for Las Vegas."
During his time with the IFL, Horodecki proved to be one of the toughest and most well rounded fighters in the promotion.
When he made his debut, Horodecki was only 18-years-old, but he fought well beyond his years picking up wins over veterans such as Bart Palaszewski and Ryan Schultz.
It wasn't until late in 2007 that he finally tasted defeat in his career, losing by TKO in a rematch with Schultz to close out the first and only IFL Grand Prix tournament.
No opponents have been named or signed on to face Horodecki in his debut match, but the promotion will likely have more information in the coming weeks.